Musiking Around the World with ethnomusicologist John Galm
Updated February 28, 2019
A plethora of exotic sounds, cultures, and instruments will come straight from their roots and into a winter’s evening when musicologist John Galm brings his knowledge to this special program. The evening will include an introduction to a number of instruments, including the Senegalese Tama Drum and the Brazilian Berimbau. Galm, who is a retired Professor Emeritus of Ethnomusicology from the University of Colorado, invites participants to experience instrumental languages, and maybe learn a few.
John Galm’s love of music began early as a teenage jazz drummer. He graduated from the Eastman School of Music and then joined the United States Air Force Band and later became a member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, among others, as well as playing with Jazz greats including Ron Carter and Chuck Mangione.
In 1964 he was appointed to the College of Music, University of Colorado as percussion professor and later created the World Musics Program. There, as Professor Emeritus of Ethnomusicology he has studied with master musicians in India, Indonesia, West Africa, Turkey, Morocco and Ireland.